Howard Honors Student Scholarship


The Howard Honors Student Scholarship recognizes members of the Ohio State Marion undergraduate honors program who develop their individual potential to the fullest by engaging in challenging coursework, seeking out academic programs that have breadth and depth, and interacting with professors and students in intellectual contexts.  This year, the honors committee will review applications and award the $1000 scholarship to up to two students. 

Eligibility requirements

  • Ohio State Marion GPA:
    • Sophomore, Junior, and Senior: GPA ≥ 3.4
    • Freshmen: GPA ≥ 3.3
  • Course requirements
    • Freshmen and Sophomores: 3 honors courses (or advances/honors equivalent courses) per year for the first 2 years
    • Juniors and Seniors: progress toward Honors Contract or Honors Thesis

To apply

  • One letter of recommendation from an Ohio State Marion faculty member describing how student has engaged in learning on an “honors-level” by engaging with the material and challenging oneself beyond the professors’ basic expectations
  • Completed application form (will be posted at a later date)
  • Advising report (can get directly from Buckeye Links or from advisor)
  • 1-2 page essay describing academic activity and accomplishments while here at Ohio State Marion. In the essay, student should describe one’s academic experiences beyond the final letter grade for each course. Among others, important topics may include descriptions of how the student:
    • interacted with professors in and out of the classroom
    • challenged oneself with academic material
    • participated in intellectual activities outside of the classroom
    • pursued rigorous coursework beyond the basic major requirements
    • demonstrated leadership
    • engaged in research

Hard copies of all materials are due on March 15, 2012 and should be sent to:

Dr. Christopher Daddis
Director of Honors Opportunities
Ohio State University, Marion
170E Morrill Hall
1465 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH  43302

Only complete applications will be considered.  Please contact Dr. Daddis with any questions. (740) 362-8128,